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's the north bay getting the brunt of the storms. cbs 5 anne makovec shows us some troublesome areas. >> the river is surprising because the river can rise before you know it it can rise. >> reporter: from rushing rivers to vineyards submergedment north bay is on -- submerged, the north bay is on edge. >> i know i may have late night work to do if it does come up. >> reporter: how serious it is depends on who you ask. >> they're thinking it's going to happen this year and this early in the season. the river is coming up. >> reporter: we've seen a lot of sights like this around the north bay today. this bridge is still passable but you can see the water just flirting with the possibility of closing it down and it's not going to take much. in petaluma, people are aware of the flooding risk, even when willowbrook creek looks like this. >> i start thinking what will i do first, i'll get up, put it on a mat and grab my coat. >> reporter: others are tired of the premature worries. they're waiting for a disaster to happen. >> reporter: back in guerneville, the russian river is expected to r
than 100 crab fishing boats idled in port today. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec at pier 45 in san francisco, where the fresh crab supply may fail to satisfy the big holiday demand. >> reporter: can you hear the rejoicing coming from under the sea here behind me? crabs are off the hook for now. and they have been all week. the boats there behind me, those are cab boats. and they have been idle since monday. >>> nobody's making money. >> reporter: tensions are high on pier 45 where a lone crab boat came in this morning. a strike has all the others docked. >> we're tied up negotiating with the processors. >> reporter: a dispute over the price. they had agreed on $3 a pound at the start of the season in november but demand went down after thanksgiving so wholesalers want to pay a quarter to 75 cents less. the crab boat association says no deal. >> there's not that much crab left out there. we took a big whack out of it. so it should be worth as much or more than before. >> reporter: this boat which locals call a scab came from oregon. >> trying to keep everything going. >> reporter: t
december 7th, 1941. he vat down with cbs 5 reporter ann makovec and told her how he managed to survive the attack. >> at first i said hel l, no, i'm not going abandon my ship. >> john will never forget those moments from december 7th, 1941 when he was stationed in pearl harbor hawaii. >> i was on the battleship,ss west virginia. a great big monster. i looked and saw a plane head for my ship >> then he six torpedos head out. >> we had an outstanding crew on that ship, unfortunately. >> he is 92 years old but his memories are as sharp as ever. he attended this memorial service this morning on coast guard island. and we sat down to talk about the darkest moments of that day. >> and what i did, i would grab the sailor's hair and pull it just as hard as i could. if i got a moan or groan or sign of life, i would take him out to the other group of sailors to get him medical help because i didn't have time to take out dead bodies, and there were a lot of them. >> more than 100 people died on the uss west virginia, but not him. >> those bullets are terrible. they'll kill you. seen i had to dive
controversial. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec on the plan for the fares. >> reporter: the san francisco municipal transportation agency is thinking of changing the way you pay for transit. instead of basing fares on age or disability they are thinking of basing prices on a person's income. >> well, that makes -- makes sense. >> i make less money. >> i think that's great. >> reporter: they have been talking for months about allowing low income youth to ride for free. this would bo well beyond that. -- go well beyond that. >> there would be some sort of financial record that would have to be proven. to get a discount like that. >> reporter: riders have mixed feelings on that. >> no one wants to give up records. >> the government has all the records of what i make anyway. so it's one other barrage of government -- branch of government having the records of what i make. >> i don't want my information scattered here and there. i don't know where it'd end up. >> reporter: a muni spokesperson thinks the program would be a wash financially. >> we might see an increase in ridership and that can only help.
other kidnapping crimes and cbs 5 reporter anne makovec with the lamar supporters who wanted to see the suspect in court today. >> reporter: antolin garcia- torres was arraigned on additional charges today but so far has not entered a plea. >> yes, i do, your honor. >> reporter: those were some of the few words the defendant spoke today accused in the alleged murder kidnapping of missing morgan hill teen sierra lamar. he is also now charged with trying to kidnap three women in 2009 all from safeway park lots in the morgan hill area. a small team of sierra supporters came to the hearing this morning to see the suspect face to face. >> you hear the chains like last time and it's come on, buddy, come out. stop being such a coward. >> reporter: 21-year-old garcia- torres looked different than the last time he was photographed. his hair is longer and his goatee trimmed. he was arrested on may 22 in connection with lamar's disappearance. she was last seen going to a bus stop on the morning of march 16th. prosecutors say garcia-torres killed her and hid her body but she still hasn't been f
for some time. as cbs 5 reporter anne makovec shows us, the large turnout in oakland was partly a result of the connecticut tragedy. >> it only takes one gun and one bullet in one gun to kill somebody. this is a huge change. >> reporter: the turnout for this gun buyback was unprecedented. people started lining up four hours before it began. the line stretching for blocks in east oakland. everyone came to exchange their firearms $200 cash for each working gun. >> some guns off the streets, grandkids some kids can't get these guns and kill somebody. >> reporter: more than 100 people have been killed in oakland so far this year. ironically, as cars were lining up here, gunfire hit four people a few blocks away at international and 85th in broad daylight 7:30 a.m. while this happens all too often in oakland, it's the connecticut school massacre that's on a lot of people's minds today. >> i think it puts whole gun violence in a different perspective and basically makes everything real. >> i think now they understand it a much more fundamental profound level that having a gun in your home that
ones getting some last-minute christmas shopping in. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec with how are making it easier to -- how stores are making it easier to get gifts. >> here it is the last weekend. >> reporter: this weekend could shape up to beat out the black friday shopping rush. retail tracking firm shopper track forecasts that thursday, friday, saturday and sunday will be four of the ten busiest shopping days of the year for brick and mortar stores. >> last-minute shopping for her brother and my wife. >> reporter: the calendar is one factor in this weekend's rush with christmas on a tuesday, late shoppers have a long weekend to prepare for holiday festivities. >> i'm trying to fit a whole lot of stuff in, put up christmas lights outside, because i haven't done that yet. and maybe wrap some things and finish a gingerbread house. >> reporter: why did she hold off on shopping in. >> ran out of money. >> reporter: a survey released earlier week from visa found three-quarters of consumers still had shopping to do. >> for my mom and my brothers, goddaughters, nieces, mostly cashmere scarv
a couple weeks. live in san francisco, anne makovec cbs 5. >>> an arizona sheriff known for his hard line on immigration is defending his stance and doing it right here in san francisco. drag queens calling themselves the sisters of perpetual indulgence invaded a dinner party for joe arpaio. earlier he was scheduled to speak at a san francisco middle school after he received 50 letters in spanish from the 8 8th graders there questioning his immigration views, but the school canceled that meeting. >> and accused me of running concentration camps. they called me a racist. i can go on and on. so i just wanted to meet with the kids and tell them the truth. >> the school district's media rep denied there was ever a meeting planned. >>> police say three men shot and killed a man who they thought had stolen their clothes. all three are in their 20s and are now charged with murder. police say the incident last month began when the suspects clothes went missing from a laundry room. then the men went to a unit where they believed the thief was staying and opened fire police say the victim was not i
, anne makovec cbs 5. >>> 4:39 now, they're not just good for you. how fruits and vegetables could ward off cancer as well. >>> and how apples plans could impact california. >>> and mother nature wreaking havoc with a branch with people on it. what happened when it collapsed when we come back. ,,,,,,,, ,, ,, the moment when the bridge, >>> check this out a student was hurt in turkey when a pedestrian bridge collapsed. a high school student suffered just minor injuries. he was taken to the hospital. the cause of the bridges collapse still being investigated but officials say repair work is already underway. he's a lucky guy. >> it must have made noise because you see another person run off right before the bridge collapses. can you imagine, though. that's pretty amazing. >> no, i can't imagine. if i was walking across that bridge. >> i'm glad to see you this morning. >> i'm glad to see you guys, too, especially on this friday. it's such a good day. >> did you guys make a bet on that raider bronco thing. >> e he owes me breakfast. >> i do. >> around the bay area we have patchy dense fog s
in wars. there are victors but everybody loses. >> reporter: on coast guard island, anne makovec cbs 5. >>> more than 80,000 survived. there's only 3000 left though all in their late 80s and 90s. >> he reminds us of the bravery and heurism. >>> a why adding color to your diet could add life. >>> for some workers, the company sending employees home with an extra five grant over the holiday season. >>> i'm meteorologist lawrence karnow skies are clearing out nicely now but will that continue for the weekend. we'll talk about that coming up next. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,, autism.. >>> in today's health watch an experimental blood text may help detect and diagnose autism. researchers at the children's hospital of boston say the blood samples can predict autism in boys with a 70% accuracy rate. the test has already been licensed for commercial development and clinical trials could start early next year. >>> and new research shows substances called car typhoids may be protector -- car toe nodes, they are the colorful red pigments found in foods like carrots and spinach and using blood tests women with
makovec, cbs 5. >> some shoppers are thinking twice before buying certain video games for kids this holiday season in light of the newtown, connecticut, shooting. at one store, a couple of shoppers told us they're staying away from violent video games because there's too much violence in their community as it is. instead, they're focusing on educating kids about the games they play. >> parents and just the community, we really gotta tell our kids, that you know, it's just video games. you don't do this in real life, you know what i'm saying? i mean, don't take the video games too seriously. that's not real life. >> in a press conference yesterday, the nra said violent movies and video games, not guns, are largely to blame for mass shootings. >>> the final three funerals were held today for victims of the connecticut school massacre. seven-year-old josephine gay liked peanut butter and the color purple. anna marquez green was carried to the church where a thousand friends gathered. and family and friends of six- year-old emily parker wore her favorite color, pink, to her funeral
? >> yes. i love it. i don't like it. i love it! >> reporter: in san francisco, anne makovec, cbs 5. >>> in spite of today's big crowds, analysts are backing off earlier holiday sales forecasts. shopper track predicted holiday sales would grow at about 3.3%. that forecast has been cut back to 2.5%. november and december have accounted for some 40% of retail sales for the entire year. retailers say the consumer enthusiasm has been dimmed by the failed talks on the fiscal cliff. >>> the tragic events on the newtown event is another reason. teresa garcia says for the first time first responders are all about what they saw. >> reporter: a horse-drown coach carried the tiny casket of ana marquez-greene. the grieving continues. the police officers who responded to radio calls about a gunman inside sandy hook elementary school described what happened. >> approaching the scene, there were approximately six children that were running from the scene, which added to our knowledge that, yes, this is real. >> reporter: first responders arrived within minutes of the 911 call that came in the mor
are robbing stores who are taking people's lives. >> reporter: in oakland, anne makovec, cbs 5. >>> in san francisco, there was also a long line of people waiting to turn in guns. police worked with community groups to get the word out about the gun buyback program. so many people responded in san francisco that they ran out of money and they had to give out ious. one woman said the connecticut massacre prompted her to turn in her father's guns. >> the recent events have really spurred something that i have been thinking about for a long time. my family's personal history was -- destiny was stolen by guns in their lifetime, my grandfather and my father, my mother's. and i don't want my grandchildren to go through this. this is the easiest statement that i could make was to turn in these guns. >> police say they took in 300 guns in oakland and 125 in san francisco. they say there were still people in line when the buyback ended. they took names and phone numbers and will contact them. >>> our cbs 5 weather camera look toward the golden gate bridge. if you are heading into the city, we'll te
francisco, anne makovec cbs 5. >>> public health officials are warning san francisco residents of a meningitis outbreak in new york. the big apple is seeing a string of gay men suffering from the potentially deadly bacteria since there's so much travel between our two cities, officials want gay men here to be aware and consider getting vaccinated. >>> if gay men are planning to travel to new york over the holidays for the next several weeks and think that they may have partners from new york city, they should be aware of this and talk to their providers about potentially getting the vaccine themselves before they travel. >> routine vaccination is recommended for middle and high school students and college students living in dorms. >>> arizona isn't the only state to protest the controversial share fair. california is doing it too. drag queens calling themselves the sisters of perpetual indulgency invaded a dinner party for joe arpaio. he spoke at a middle school after he received 50 letters from 8th graders questioning him about the immigration rules, but the school canceled th
. but no trouble to report. live in the north bay, anne makovec, cbs 5. and let's check in with lawrence, i believe, with more on what we can expect for the rest of the day. >> anne, i this that's the big concern. it's going to be the commute. it's going to be roadway puddling but no flooding from the storm system that's moving through. still, we're going to get hit hard here very shortly. you can see some of that rain make its way onshore right now. that big batch of yellow and orange will be pushing onshore with moderate to heavy rainfall. and so far, the focus has been really toward the central bay stretching from daly city, san francisco, through oakland and walnut creek. we are seeing good rain coming down here. but otherwise, it has been fairly quiet. that's about to change. expect rain spreading throughout the bay area throughout the morning hours and then i think by the afternoon this cold front going to sag through and slide eastward and then looks like the skies will part a little bit maybe a couple of leftover showers and then we dry out. tem
to an abrupt halt off the bay area coast. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is in san francisco, where crab boats are sitting in port this morning. >> reporter: they are idle right now in what's supposed to be the height of the crab fishing season because there is a strike. it's in dispute over price. this is something we saw last year, as well. the season opened back in mid- november and everything looked positive at that time. the problem started on sunday when crabbers heard that fish brokers were going to drop the price of wholesale crab from $3 a pound which they agreed upon down to $1.80. demand after thanksgiving dropped and they are trying to balance supply and demand. now that boats are idle supply is dropping. so we'll have to see when that balance out. some retailers say they have no crab in their tanks right now others are running very, very low. the bays that are taking part in this strike right now fisherman's union here in san francisco, bodega bay and half moon bay. live on fisherman's wharf anne makovec, cbs 5. >>> new this morning, the duchess of cambridge is back home at kensin
. >>> if you haven't had fresh crab this season, it might be too late. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is at san francisco's fisherman's wharf where the crab boats are idle. good morning, anne. >> reporter: these things have a way of working themselves out. it is an issue of economics, the law of supply and demand. but boy, i was back here in mid- november, when the season started. this place was alive with enthusiasm and now this strike has all boats docked. no crab are being caught in the san francisco bay as we speak. before the season started, fishermen and wholesalers had agreed to a price of $3 a pound for fresh dungeness crab, a little higher than normal. last year it was $2.25. fishermen said they needed more money because there were fewer crabs in the bay and the higher price of fuel. fish brokers say demand is down so they only want to pay $1.80. now that both are idle supply is down and caught in the middle of all this people who like to eat dungeness crab. some retailers say their tanks are empty. it's the law of economics so i think it will balance out. i don't know how long that wi
on our website, cbssf.com. live in san francisco, anne makovec, cbs 5. >>> electrical problems triggered an out as last night at 7 p.m. on the bay bridge the second time in the last couple of weeks. traffic continued to flow, no trouble. lights went out on the bridge you may recall about 13 days ago. caltrans blamed that outage on some stormy weather. >>> those affected by last month's mud slide in daly city can start filing for damage claims today. city officials say it will cost almost one million dollars to restore that hillside that slid into the streets below. price tag will also include fixing a broken water pipe that led to the mud slide in the first place. money is coming from already collected water bills. >>> slow response expected in the east bay after four fire stations will be closed in walnut creek, martinez, lafayette and clayton. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in clayton to explain how long it will now take firefighters to respond. good morning, cate. >> good morning, michelle. starting next month the city of clayton won't have a fire station at all that. means the neare
or bay today and you'll likely see some higher water than usual. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec in san francisco watching this morning's king tides along the embarcadero. >> reporter: we have been watching the water level here at this pier and it's been climbing and will continue to climb this morning. we are seeing this king tide today and for the next couple of days. we are expecting a 7-foot tied at 9:45 a.m. and then go down and rise to 5 feet again just before midnight. we'll probably see a little bit more of this. flooding yesterday in marin. this normally only happens when there's a storm but this was caused by the king tide. now, there's a group trying to document these seasonal high tides to figure out where we stand when it comes to rising ocean levels. >> the california king tide help us to visualize the dramatic tidal reefs that we're already experiencing. >> king tide are caused know the by global warming but by gravity. the earth, moon and sun are all in position right now to cause the water to rise. now, the woman you just heard from was the california king tide initiati
fremont and some of the neighbors were told to stay indoors. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is at the machine shop now that burned in fremont. >> reporter: investigators are expected to be here at first light trying to figure out what started this fire yesterday. you can see the property is fenced off. significant damage there. in fact, part of the roof collapsed. so far investigators have not been able to get inside because there's concern that walls could fall down. check it video from yesterday right after the fire started sending up a huge plume of black smoke into the air. right after it started here at c & h enterprises at 1:45 yesterday afternoon. the company specializes in machinery and welding precision parts. fire officials say a grinding operation involving metal shavings was under way when this broke out. employees had to run for their lives. everyone got out okay. then there was a lot of concern about the chemicals inside that were then spewing into the air,things like volume vents and various machine parts, heavy oils. fire officials ordered the neighborhood to
of the neighbors were told to stay indoors. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is at the machine shop that burned in fremont with the very latest. good morning, anne. >> reporter: good morning. the smoke has cleared here but the investigation has yet to begin as you mentioned. investigators are expected to be here this morning. once they make sure that the building has been shored up, significant damage to the building that you can see here behind me. in fact, part of the roof chanced during that fire. here's that video from yesterday afternoon. it sent up a huge plume of black smoke when it started here at c & h enterprises at around 12:45 p.m. the company specializes in machining and welding precision parts. fire officials say a grinding operation involving metal shavings was under way when this broke out. the employees ran for their lives. everyone got out okay. then there was concern about chemicals inside like solvents and various machine parts. fire officials ordered the neighborhood to shelter in place. >> we knew ahead of time that we had hazardous materials in the building. we had flamma
. if they haven't, listen to what everybody is telling you. be prepared. >> reporter: anne makovec, cbs 5. >>> pg&e is staying ahead of the power outages. tonight, only 53 homes are without power in the north bay. a total of 20 homes in the south bay and peninsula. still, pg&e says it's been very busy. >> we've been working almost 16 hours. it's been a fairly long night. there's still lots of outages. >> pg&e says it's been helped by the lull in the storm systems. it's allowed crews to get out and make prepares and prepare for the next storm. >>> chp says it's also been busy. they have dealt with dozens of accidents and fender benders, including this jackknifed big rig in san bernardino. and you can always stay ahead of the storm with our interactive hi-def doppler radar. it's only 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at cbssf.com/weather. >>> well, checking some bay area headlines, police have released a composite sketch of a monte sereno murder suspect. this is the man investigators suspect of killing a 66-year- old millionaire, raveesh kumar kumra, on friday. his wife called to report intruders. she
are cleaning up the mess that was left behind. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is in san francisco with a family that's feeling lucky today. >> reporter: while it is bad here at home, it could have been much worse. crews are right now in the process of cleaning up after this massive tree fell on the home. >> i was asleep. i woke up and there was a tree in my house. >> reporter: it was much worse than the alarm clock at 7:30 this morning. this 100-foot cypress tree snapped and fell on this home on russian hill crashing through the roof of the master bedroom. >> four feet close as my bed and i wouldn't be standing here talking to you right now. so i'm blessed. >> reporter: a neighbor got a rude awakening, too. >> i just heard the most massive crash that you could ever imagine. >> reporter: then she looked out of her window. >> then a saw a wall of water i guess that came off the tree after it hit the house. >> reporter: the tree also richard down a power line. >> it's dangerous. >> reporter: a neighbor happens to be part of a neighborhood group that's been campaigning for six months to get all uti
missing a couple sleeping in their bed. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec shows us the close call. >> i was asleep. i woke up. and there was a tree in my house. >> reporter: it was much worse than the alarm clock at 7:30 this morning. the 100-foot cypress tree snapped and fell on the home in russian hill crashing through the roof of the master bedroom. >> 4 feet plus my bed and i wouldn't be standing here talking to you right now. so i'm blessed. >> reporter: neighbor lisa got a rude awakening too. >> i just heard the most massive crash that you could ever imagine. >> reporter: and then, she looked out of her window. >> then i saw a wall like water i guess that came off the tree after it hit the house. >> reporter: the tree also ripped down a power line. >> it's dangerous. >> reporter: a neighbor is part of a neighborhood group that's been campaigning for six months to get all utility lines in the area moved underground. >> this demonstrates -- this is extremely unfortunate event for many individuals on the hill. >> reporter: for no one more so than scott, who feels fortunate today. jus
anne makovec here in san francisco now where crab boats are still sitting in port this morning. >> reporter: good morning. they are docked here at fisherman's wharf. normally they would be very busy out there catching crab. they are on strike right now and this is all over a dispute about the price of dungeness crab. the season opened back in mid- november and the problems started on sunday when crabbers heard that fish brokers were going to drop the price of wholesale crap from $3 a pound, which they had agreed upon, to as low as $1.80. brokers say that after thanksgiving, demand for dungeness dropped and they are trying to balance supply and demand. the crab boats are idle. supply is dropping. some retailers report they have no crab left. so we'll see how long this strike lasts. right now, it is affecting three areas of california. the san francisco bay, half moon bay and bodega bay, as well. live on fisherman's wharf, anne makovec, cbs 5. >>> new this morning, the duchess of cambridge has been discharged from her london hospital after being treated for acute morning sickness
price fight with the wholesalers. the cbs 5 reporter anne makovec shows us the solidarity on the docks is being tested. >> strike last year this boat. >> right. >> well, you got go fishing. nobody is making money. >> you got go fishing. >> reporter: tensions are high on pier 45 where a lone crab boat came in this morning. a strike has all of the others docked. >> we're tied up negotiating with the processors. >> reporter: it's a dispute over the price of fresh dungeness crab. wholesalers and fishermen had agreed on $3 a pound at the start of the season in november. but demand went down after thanksgiving. so wholesalers want to pay a quarter to 75 cents less. the crab boat association says no deal. >> there's not that much crab left out there. we took a big whack out of it. so it should be worth as much or more than we got paid before. >> reporter: this boat which locals call a "scab" came from oregon. >> trying to keep things going. >> reporter: in the meantime things are come to a standstill at local fish markets. >> bad for business. >> reporter: this shop has only frozen crabs in s
idea that could be even more controversial. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec on the plan to base fares on ability to pay. >> reporter: the san francisco municipal transportation agency is thinking of changing the way you pay for transit. instead of basing fares on age or disability muni is thinking of basing prices on a person's income. >> well, that makes -- makes sense. >> i make less money so i feel all right about that. >> i think that's great. >> reporter: they have been talking for months about allowing low mcyouths to ride for free. this would go well beyond that. >> it would have to work on exactly how this would work but there would be some sort of financial record that would have to be proven. to get a discount hike that. >> reporter: riders have mixed feelings on that. >> the government has all the records. what i make anyway. so it's -- one other branch of government having the records of what i make. >> yeah, i don't want my information scattered here and there. i don't know where it'd end up. >> reporter: a spokesperson thinks the program would be a wash financially with
at another idea that could be even more controversial. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec reports. >> reporter: the san francisco municipal transportation agency is thinking of changing the way you pay for transit. instead of basing fares on age or capability they are thinking of basing prices on a person's income. >> that makes sense. >> i make less money and i feel all right about that. >> i think this is great. >> reporter: they have been talking for months about allowing low income youths to ride for free. this would go well beyond that. >> we'd have to work on it but there would be some sort of financial record that would have to be prove on the get a discount like this. >> reporter: riders have mixed feels on that. >> no one wants to give up regards. >> the government has all the records what i make anyways. so it's one other branch of government having the records of what i make. >> yeah, i don't want my information scattered here and there. >> reporter: a spokesperson thinks the program would be a wash financially with richer older riders paying more and others pay less. >> we might se
. >>> the surf along the northern california coast is approaching all-time highs this week. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is along the embarcadero in san francisco watching for today's king tides. >> reporter: the king tides the highest seasonal tides. right now the water is not that high. but we're waiting for it to come up. the highest it will be this morning is going to be just before 10 a.m. with a 7-foot tied. we are going to see these high tides today and for the next couple of days. now, check out this video from the connector ramp from 101 to highway 1 in marin. yesterday that was flooded. and that normally only happens when there's a storm but this was caused simply by the king tides. the very high tides could be getting higher as the ocean fills up with water for a variety of reasons, 8" in the past century. and you can see the proof in san francisco sewers. >> when i came near 1990, there was never a time where the tide was higher than our sewer. last year we had seven events. that saltwater now is coming into our system. >> reporter: that is break the pipes down. saltwater not very go
could be seen for miles. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is at the machine shop that burned in fremont where it's still too dangerous to get into the building. >> reporter: we are waiting for fire investigators to show up this morning. and they are planning on doing an investigation into the cause of this fire. so far they have not been able to get into the building here behind me. check out this video from yesterday that fire sent up a giant plume of black smoke. you could see it all over fremont. fire officials said they were doing grinding work with metal shavings here at c & h enterprises when the fire broke out. employees rushed to get out after the fire started at 1:45 p.m. >> jake came running into the office. i could see the smoke billowing over the roof to the front. and he said, call 911. we have a fire. and it just started getting worse after that. >> did everyone get out? >> everyone got out safely. >>> reporter: they did issue a "shelter in place" order in the neighborhood because of chemicals in the burning building. again, there is significant structural damage. so once they'r
by sunday night. in san francisco, anne makovec, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> by the way, there was quite the rush to get a pair of the new air jordans this morning. >> yeah, hundreds lined up at malls across the bay area for the new so-called 11. police were called in to control some of the crowds in newark and san francisco. we asked the first guy in line what it was like having to wait all night long just for a pair of sneakers. >> it was cold. it was craziness, a lot of -- the security having to run back and forth to get people out of line trying to line up early. it was a lot of stuff going on. >> aan early release in huntsville, alabama police used pepper spray to control the crowd. the sneakers sell for about $200. >>> a package thief caught on hidden camera swiping holiday gifts off a porch has been busted. 39-year-old daniel price stole a box from a house in concord just 15 minutes after u.p.s. had dropped it off, according to police. this is a picture of him walking up to the door. these photos were posted online three days ago. police did then get tons of tips. they say they se
. they stiped black friday last month and made today supershopping saturday. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec on what's expected to be the busiest day of the year for retirals. retirals-- retailers. >> reporter: the bells are ringing, the clock is ticking. and last-minute shoppers are hitting the stores. >> this is the big shopping weekend right before christmas. >> reporter: retail tracking firm shopper track forecasts that today and tomorrow will be among the biggest shopping days of the year. even more so than a normal saturday before christmas. since the holiday falls on a tuesday, people are using the long weekend for holiday preps. >> i do think people waited a little bit. and now they're just -- ready to buy, buy, buy. >> reporter: the company visa released a survey this week saying that nearly three quarters of consumer still had holiday shopping left to do and many of them were waiting for the weekend to do it. >> a lot of good sales at the last-minute. >> reporter: why did you wait? >> because i'm a man. simple. >> really have no excuse. so -- >> reporter: and those out this weekend have an
this person died. live in campbell, anne makovec, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> now to a developing story we have been following out of siskiyou county near the oregon border. northbound interstate 5 remains closed at this hour after a massive 64-car pile-up. the series of crashes started around 6:30 last night. the pile-up stretched for nearly a mile along the northbound side of the freeway between yreka and the state border. at least 7 people suffered minor to moderate injuries and they were taken to area hospitals. black ice is being blamed for the accident. >>> and here in the bay area, it's a little chilly out there. >> it is more than a little bit chilly by california standards anyway. elizabeth will put some numbers to that. hey, elizabeth. >> good morning. it's anything but hot outside. we have been saying the word cold a lot this morning. i need my thesaurus to come up with a different term. any way you say it, it is quite chilly out there. we have freeze warnings posted for parts of the north bay frost advisories for everywhere else but especially the east santa clara valleys and along
in their homes. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is outside the san mateo house where the controlled explosion left behind a big hole, anne. >> reporter: brian, i know you're really into science so you would have probably loved to have been here last night. this board is covering a hole where these kept calls were blown up. there were some sandbags here, hoping to contain that area. right behind it you see the house where these chemicals were found. the windows all boarded up. really this was an exercise if anything in emergency response and emergency workers and anybody living nearby. the fire department got a call about 4:30 yesterday afternoon saying the more than lives in this house in san mateo on parrot drive found a cache of chemicals in the basement that had been there for more than 30 years including acid and ether. emergency workers notified about 500 households in the area to shelter in place as they surrounded the chemicals and blew them up. >> it was significant. at least to her property. we had boarded up the windows trying to prevent damage but it damaged all the windows in the front
. >> reporter: anne makovec, cbs 5. >>> other bay area headlines, a vehicle spontoon highway 4 sending a toddler to the hospital this afternoon. it happened just east of the hillcrest avenue exit. witnesses say the toddler may have been ejected from the black jeep cherokee. >>> in fairfax in marin county, investigators are trying to identify the body found in the ashes of a cabin fire early this morning. crews responded to the burning one story cabin on meadow way and cascade canyon about 1:30. they are still investigating the cause of the fire. >>> and in san francisco, two families are homeless tonight after an early-morning fire. it happened on 35th avenue just after 5 a.m. firefighters worked through the heavy rain to put the flames out. no one was hurt. >>> health insurance rates will likely skyrocket in the new year. in tonight's consumerwatch, what's behind the industrywide plans to charge you more. >> a missouri couple who were once both out of work will no longer have to worry about money. the legacy they plan to leave now that they are megamillion areas. >> cbs 5 hi-def doppler is zoom
see the water come up. but here, nothing right now. live in mill valley, anne makovec, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> we have traffic, rain, it's usually not a good mix but it's early. let's check in with gianna. >> we start off with a couple of accidents, one just reported, westbound 580 at lakeshore blocking two middle lanes. they are just headed out to the scene. also we have this accident westbound 80 at cutting boulevard. it is over to the right shoulder involving a vehicle that spun out there. no word yet if it's facing the wrong direction. so we'll keep you updated on that. we'll give a lot of spinouts this morning because of slick surfaces especially on the on- and off-ramps this morning especially coming off the freeway so give yourself some extra time or take it easy as you exit the roads. now, elsewhere we have some road construction just a couple of projects on the bay bridge upper deck near the incline. one lane shut down. also road construction on the dumbarton bridge and then coming out of the golden gate bridge. there is roadwork there, as well. no delays heading into san fra
it. right now, live in san mateo, anne makovec, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> investigators in cupertino are trying to figure out who opened fire on a marine recruiter's car on a busy freeway. he was headed southbound on 85 yesterday when he was shot at several times. the government-issued pontiac was riddled with bullets on the driver's side. some of the slugs traveled through the car traveled through the window breaking windows. officers believe it's random. >> we believe it doesn't appear to be targeted because the marine corps officer had a cover jacket on so he was in uniform but he had a cover jacket on. his uniform wasn't visible at least, you know, easily accessible or visible from somebody on the outside. >> investigators shut down the freeway for two hours. at one point they walked in tight formation across the lanes looking for evidence. csi techs will now try to calculate the trajectory of the bullets that were recovered. >>> the push for new gun control legislation has intensified this after a shooting attack on sandy hook elementary school that left 20 students and six adu
. live in san francisco, anne makovec, cbs 5. >> thank you. lots going on. you can see ann has her hood off. we have dropped on the screen back here suggest the rain has reached the city. >> doppler verified! it's coming on right now, folks. that rainfall has been falling very heavy in the north bay. now beginning to slide a little bit further to the south. it's going to be very stormy all day. we have the slow moving cold front moving on through temperatures going to stay only in the 50s, wind advisory continuing out toward the coastline. could see some gusts there to 50 miles an hour. this opens up the door some very stormy weather on and off throughout the weekend slight chance of showers on christmas day. gianna. >> that's not going to work on christmas day, lawrence. >> sorry. >> of course with that wet weather means we are going to have problems on the road. it is the calm before the storm. metering lights on at the bay bridge but traffic moving okay not too bad as you work your way and one quick live shot of the san mateo bridge. extra volume westbound but so far no accidents as
with wholesalers. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec shows us, the solidarity on the docks is being tested. >> strike last year this boat. >> right. >> well, you got go fishing. nobody is making money. >> you got go fishing. >> reporter: tensions are high on pier 45 where a lone crab boat came in this morning. a strike has all of the others docked. >> we're tied up negotiating with the processors. >> reporter: it's a dispute over the price of fresh dungeness crab. wholesalers and fishermen had agreed on $3 a pound at the start of the season in november. but demand went down after thanksgiving. so wholesalers want to pay a quarter to 75 cents less. the crab boat association says no deal. >> there's not that much crab left out there. we took a big whack out of it. so it should be worth as much or more than we got paid before. >> reporter: this boat which locals call a "scab" came from oregon. >> trying to keep things going. >> reporter: in the meantime things are coming to a standstill at local fish markets. >> bad for business. >> reporter: this shop has only frozen crabs in stock. alioto's has an extra ta
in the ingleside district of san francisco to west portal. anne makovec, cbs 5. >> to sort out the traffic impact, elizabeth wenger reports. >> right there by broad and plymouth you see the fire trucks. they are blocking the tracks on the m oceanview line so they are having to use bus shuttles instead. it's affecting outbound service. the bus shuttles are in place for people heading from that neighborhood out towards west portal. all other muni lines on time and bart no longer experiencing residual delays. they got the fremont line on track. ace and ferries good to go. word of an overturn on westbound 580 on the approach to 980. the overturned car on its roof blocking at least one lane. so we'll continue to keep you updated there. in the meantime, back outside here's a live look across the golden gate bridge. both directions flowing nicely this morning. they did lane changes early and so far, so good along the stretch and continues to move down on 101 and 280 along the peninsula. let's take a quick look towards the bay bridge toll plaza. the metering lights have been on since just after 6:00. and
this person died. anne makovec, cbs 5. >>> a developing story we have been following out of siskiyou county near the oregon border. northbound interstate five remains closed after a 64-car pile-up last night. the series of crashes started around 6:30 late on tuesday. the pile-up stretched for a mile along the northbound side of the freeway between yreka and the state border. at least 7 people suffered minor to moderate injuries and were taken to area hospitals. black ice is blamed for the accident. >>> right here in the bay area we are feeling the freeze. >> the big chill hit. it's the coldest it's been since january. we have the latest on the weather from elizabeth. >> it's cold. we are going to get a firsthand account in a minute but you will notice it's dipped to the 20s in a lot of spots. freeze warning in effect for the north bay. frost advisories for the east and south bay valleys. and all along the bay you will notice these reds and blues. those are super cold spots. livermore below freezing. it is going to be a little warmer along the bay. let's see, 41 in san francisco but it has d
in the next 6 hours. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec was there earlier ty and shows us some troublesoe areas. ((river nats)) ((forest par, forestville - sot6 - the r's >>> this river is coming up. it's got to go. >> we've seen a lot of sights like this around the north bay today. this bridge is still passable. you can seep the water here just flirting with the possibility of closing it down. it's not going to take much. people a aware of the flooding risk. >> i start thinking what will i do? what will i do first? i'll get up. i'll put that on, and that on. grab my coat. >> others are tired of the preachy mature worries. >> they're just waiting for a disaster to happen. >> reporter: the russian river is expected to reach 3 to 4 feet above flood stage by the end of the storm. enough to close some roads and flood some homes. fire officials say it won't cause major damage until it hits 40 feet. flood stage is at 32. >> people have seen it before. if you haven't, listen to what people telling you. be prepared >> and tonight residents along the truckee river are nervously watch the water rise to l
reporter anne makovec reports on the shortage that put a crimp in the crab festival. >> reporter: this weekend's annual crab festival is sold out at fisherman's wharf. fans are favoring what's left of a short supply of crab dungeness. fishermen have been on strike for a week and before that they've been slowed by the storm. >> we're all out. >> we don't have crab left right now. >> whatever we got is whatever we can get. >> reporter: the strike is all about price. wholesalers and fishermen had agreed on $3 a pound at the start of the season, but demand went down after thanksgiving, so wholesalers want to pay a quarter to 75 cents less. the crab boat owners association has so far said no deal. >> it should be worth as much or more than we got paid before. >> to be honest, those prices would be fine for me. >> reporter: crabber brandon williams took his boat out to set traps this morning, but he won't harvest them until the strike is over. >> we'll get in some trouble if we started actually delivering to some of these companies here. >> reporter: but he's hoping i can do so soo
reporter anne makovec is outside the house in san mateo. >> reporter: good morning, this was an exercise in emergency response for the bomb squad and the neighborhood. this is the area where they blew these chemicals up. first they loaded up all of these sandbags and right behind it, that is the house where these hazardous materials were found. there are some broken windows there but it could have been
back. i am phil matier. >> and i am anne makovec. we have a lot coming back in the next half hour. we are talking about remote control airplanes, drone, they call them, with cameras attached and how they could affect privacy in some local neighborhoods. >> especially in the east bay where the mayor wants to start using them. >>> and the weather. we are happy again. >>> meanwhile, a recent effort to provide free muni passes for local cool children in san francisco has provoked a lot of debate. >> yes. and now, another fare idea that could turn the muni riders plans upside down. >> reporter: the municipal transportation agency is thinking of changing the way you pay for transit is. muni is thinking of basing price on a person's income, instead of age or ability. >> i make less money. i would be happy about that. >> reporter: muni has been providing talks for months about allowing low income youth to ride for free. >> we would have to work on it but there would have to be a financial record that would have to be provide to get a discount on this. >> reporter: riders have mix feelings
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